3183 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2009 10:32 AM by Old Toad
I have the exact same issue, and hoping someone out there has the answer. Everything looked fine when we viewed the CD thru iphoto. After import, however, the titles were gone, and I could only view the modified file. The Original was not imported. So, if we wanted to "revert to the original" on the new machine, we cannot.
I was hoping that the latest upgrade to iPhoto '09 (8.1) would fix this issue. IT DID NOT fix the issue
I just tried a test burning an event (29 pictures) from iPhoto on my MacBook Pro. When I inserted the disc into my Mac Pro all of the data was contained on it. This is not a change from 8.4 but is very different then what I got with earlier versions of iPhoto ;09.
Drag and drop the event from the open event window to the Events and it results in loss of all the titles, descriptions and places. NOW it does import the keywords so at least we know they can fix stuff.
iPhoto '09 has been out for over 8 months with this problem continues. It is frustrating that it is not fixed yet.
I had same problem. Solved -- worked around -- by using Finder to drag my files from my DVD to a folder on the desktop. Once that had completed (takes a while for several gig of files of course) I was able to Library Import them (takes a while again for several gig of files of course) from there into iPhoto. This left me with two copies of the files on my mac. I will delete the files from the folder on my desktop and use the ones in iPhoto. Dumb work around but worked for me.
I have found a workaround that preserves the titles and comments, and also creates a DVD that is friendlier to Windows and to earlier versions of iPhoto. You can also use it with flash drives. It's not quite as elegant as a Share/Burn, but I think it's going to be my default method from now on.
Here are the rather painfully specific instructions I sent to my father-in-law:
1) In iPhoto, select the photos you wish to share.
2) Go to File/Export...
3) Select the first tab: File Export...
4) Select the box: Include: Title and keywords.
5) Click "Export" (at bottom).
6) Choose where you would like to save the photos (for example, you could save them into a folder on your desktop, and then copy that folder onto your jump drive or a blank DVD).
7) Click "OK."
Here's a procedure that should work in getting the photos and their metadata from the library on the disk into the working library. It will require using the paid version of iPhoto Library Manager.
1 - copy the disk library to the Desktop.
2 - launch iPhoto and open the disc library to make sure it's the right version, working, etc.
3 - launch iPLM and add both libraries to the list on the left.
4 - set iPLM's preferences to get the the events and albums as you'd like. There are a lot of options so look at them carefully. Not positive but I think the default settings will get everything you want.
5 - select File->Merge Libraries... menu option and then select the two libraries.
6 - select the name and destination for the new, merged library and go from there.